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WAITING FOR GRACE ......... by Sharon Sharth
CAST (click photos for larger images)
TODD BABCOCK (David) Todd is an LA theater veteran of 20 years with roles including Alkibiades in Rock of Abandon with Fierce Backbone, Ryan in Lewis Black’s One Slight Hitch at the Falcon as well as Spuds Idaho in The Tangled Snarl/ Murder Me Once at the Fremont Centre Theater. Notable film credits include “Gods and Monsters” and “A Time to Remember” (China) with Leslie Cheung. Television appearances include “Frasier”, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Grey’s Anatomy” among others. He currently teaches film acting classes in Los Angeles, Pasadena and Colorado. @www.babcockstudios.com.
PAMELA DUNLAP (Mom and Coach) NY theatre: Recently created the role of Agnes in A.R.

Gurney’s play Love and Money at Signature Theatre. Created the role of Lana in The Early Girl off Broadway and Marjorie Baverstock in The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 on Broadway. Other NY credits, Lincoln Center, Circle Repertory, New York Theatre Workshop, New York Stage and Film, Joyce Theatre, New Georges, Boomerang etc. Regional: Pittsburgh Public, South Coast Repertory, Mark Taper Forum, Arena Stage, Hartford Stage, St Louis Rep, Pioneer Theatre, LA Theatre Works, Fountain Theatre, Theatre Raleigh. Film: the upcoming “Wetlands” opposite Adawale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, “Changeling” ,“War of the Roses”, “ I Am Sam”, “ The Holiday”, “Nick of Time”. TV: “Mad Men”, “Girls”, “Maron”,“Blue Bloods”, “Doll and Em”, “Castle”, “Major Crimes” “Law and Order”...Graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse where she studied with Sanford Meisner. OOBR award, three time Dramalogue Award, New York Drama League Honoree, Member of Circle Repertory Acting Company.
LILY KNIGHT (Mary, Mary 2, Doctor 2, and Nurse) Lily Knight has appeared in feature films (among them, “Sky,” “The Artist,” “Touch,” “Changeling,” “The Secretary,” “Dahmer,” “AI”), on over 50 television shows (most recently, “Bosch,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Once “Upon a Time,” “American Crime,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Castle,” “American Horror Story,” “True Blood,” “Rizzoli & Isles,” and “Medium,” to name a few) and on Broadway (Agnes of God, As Is, The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940) and off Broadway (The Holy Terror, The Early Girl, The Fiery Furnace, among many others) and regionally, at Arena Stage, ATL, Boston Shakespeare Company, Baltimore’s Center Stage, Berkshire and Williamstown Theatre Festivals, and more. LA theatre includes Inland Empress, A Small Fire at The Echo Theatre, where she is a company member, A Delicate Balance at the Odyssey, as well as The Crucible, Peace in Our Time, and The Autumn Garden at Antaeus, where she is a company member. Lily tours with Ensemble Galilei in First Person: Seeing America, Universe of Dreams, and Anna’s Garden and is currently co-creating EG’s next show: The Starry Messengers.
JEFF LEBEAU (Joe, Joe 2, Joe 3, Joe 5, Joe 7, and Doctor 3) Jeff LeBeau is a member of The Open Fist, The Road, and Skylight Theatre Companies, as well as Detroit Street Films Production Company. His recent stage work includes the role of Gary in Murray Mednick’s The Gary Plays, with Open Fist and Paudua Playrights, The Skylight Theatre Company’s YEARS TO THE DAY (LA Weekly- BestActor Nomination) performed in LA, Paris, NYC, Edinburgh, KC, SF, and Conner McPherson’s THE SEAFARER (Schoolhouse Theatre, NY). Other Stage work in includes, the one person show Burning In China, directed by 8-time Oscar-nominee Caleb Deschanel, and HurlyBulry written and directed by David Rabe at The Geffen Theatre Los Angeles. Jeff’s recent TV and film work includes a stint on “MASTERS OF SEX”, as well as voicing projects for Dreamworks, Discovery, U of Miami-”The Great Storm”, for which he won an Emmy Award, and No on Prop 8. Jeff is an Alumnus of Cal Arts.
SHARON SHARTH (Grace) Sharon Sharth has starred on and off-Broadway, as well as in leading roles in film and on television. She was a member and principal actress with the renowned Circle Repertory Company in New York City, where she worked on new plays, and originated leading roles for playwrights Lanford Wilson, Aaron Sorkin, Shirley Lauro, and ten others. A lifetime member of Actor’s Studio, she has performed at Circle Rep, Manhattan Theatre Club, Broadway’s Cort Theatre, Promenade Theatre, Geffen Playhouse, Mark Taper Forum, Old Globe Theatre, Rubicon Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville Humana Festival, Yale Rep, the Eugene O’Neill Playwright’s Conference, and she has toured internationally. Recent stage work includes Woman in Mind (Aykbourn), A Perfect Ganesh (McNally), The Snake Can (Graf), Switzerland (Murray-Smith), and See Rock City (Hutton). She has been nominated for Broadway World’s Best Leading Actress in a Play Award, for Outstanding Actress in a Drama by Desert Theatre League, and won the Scenie Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role. Television and film work includes “ER” (George Clooney), “Deader than a Doorman” (Bradley Whitford), “Murder Between Friends” (Stephen Lang), “A Taste for Justice” (Louis Gossett, Jr.), “Eat and Run” (Ron Silver), “Age isn’t Everything” (Jonathan Silverman), and “The Nick Kroll Show” on Comedy Central. She is a member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA, and the Dramatists’ Guild.
BOB TELFORD (Doctor, Dad, Joe 4, Joe 6, and Joe 8) Bob Telford, an award winning actor/director has spent the last 38 years working in theater, commercials, TV & Film. A veteran of the 70’s LA improv scene and a regular on The Dr. Demento Radio Show. Early acting gigs included voice work for Disney Children’s records division. TV credits include Parks and Recreation, Roseanne, Reasonable Doubts and Young & The Restless. Film credits include The Best of The Best, Riding With James Dean, Wild Horses & Butterfly Caught. Recent stage credits include Fierce Backbone’s 2015 Hollywood Fringe offering, What The F*ck, The Eclectic Theater Company’s Timeshare and the world premier of The Big Snake at the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Most recently Bob appeared in The Wherehouse Theatre’s production of Aaron Sorkin’s A Few Good Men. www.bobtelford.com
PRODUCTION STAFF (click photos for larger images)
LEE COSTELLO (Director) Lee Costello has directed numerous productions in New York, as well as regional theatre. She is a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre and Ensemble Studio Theatre, LA. While living in NY she was a member of The Circle Rep Lab, The Women’s Project and Productions, and was a teaching artist for The Lincoln Center Institute. Her New York credits include “Extensions” by Murray Schisgal and “The Portable Dorothy Parker” at Ensemble Studio Theatre, “Cowboy Girl” at New York Theatre Workshop, “Heads” at La Mama, “The Adventures of She-Man” at The Westbank Theatre Bar, and “Did I Vote For You?”, an original play with music which received a special performance grant from the Franklin Furnace. Lee wrote and directed “The NOW Show”, (a multimedia send-up of the late night talk shows) which sold out for its entire run at Dixon Place. A short play of Lee’s “Hearts, Flowers, and Jell-O”, was featured at the 10th anniversary of “The 52nd Street Project” at Lincoln Center. Lee now resides in Los Angeles where she has directed for The Ensemble Studio Theatre LA, Theatre of Note, Highways, The Second City, The Hollywood Fringe Festival, The Blank Theatre, and REDCAT at the Disney Concert Hall. Currently she is the Executive Director of Mob Rule, Incorporated, a non-profit community outreach project.
PETE HICKOK (Set Designer) Pete Hickok is a scenic designer, production designer, and sculptor based out of Los Angeles. His most recent scenic design projects include Drama Queens From Hell, Grand Hotel, Blood From a Stone, The Cause My Soul, Weapons, My Sister, Father Son and the Holy Coach, Marriage of Figaro, Awake and Sing!, and Rio. He was also recently production designer for “Medicare Mermaids” among his other ventures curating and exhibiting in the contemporary art world.

DONNY JACKSON (Lighting Designer) Design highlights include the West Coast premiere of In the Heights (Casa 0101 Theatre), Heartbreak Hotel (The Coast Playhouse), Spring Awakening (Long Beach Playhouse), the NY premiere of Four Clowns (La Mama Experimental Theatre), and the workshop production of When God Looked Away, starring Al Pacino and Judith Light. Recent productions include A Singular They (The Blank Theatre), The Archer From Malis (Getty Villa), Sweeney Todd (Long Beach Playhouse) and Old Man in a Big Car, directed by Dan Castellaneta. Other work includes Blood From a Stone(Electric Lodge), Drama Queens from Hell (Odyssey Theatre), Blood (Complex Theatre), Phenomenal, written and directed by Macy Gray (Ramon Cortines Performing Arts), A Chorus Line (Freud Playhouse), Sublimity (Lyric-Hyperion Theatre), Marat/Sade, The Glass Menagerie, Fiddler on the Roof, Raisin in the Sun and Death of a Salesman (Long Beach Playhouse). He is a theatre instructor at Cypress College and holds an MFA in Lighting from UCLA. www.DonnyJackson.com
RACQUEL LEHRMAN (THEATRE PLANNERS) Racquel is the founder and managing director of Theatre Planners, her own theatre production firm which has been serving the Los Angeles theatre scene for almost ten years. She graduated from NYU-Tisch School of the Arts and lived in NY for many years producing theatre. Theatre Planners has since developed into a very busy and successful outlet for actors, writers, producers and theatre companies. Doing everything from producing, consulting, marketing and more. Racquel loves to make productions a reality and help to keep the theatre scene in LA alive and strong. Racquel is also the owner of the LOUNGE THEATRES in Hollywood on Theatre Row. To learn more about Racquel and Theatre Planners, go to www.theatreplanners.com
DAVID B. MARLING (Sound Designer) over the past 26 Years has added his sound character in many live productions and independent films. In my Award Winning work, I have created multi-layered audio environments such as the entire Australia Outback, a busy city street, the inside of a massive prison and an old Victorian theater with sounds above and below the audience to name a few. I love creating soundscapes of all sizes and love to be challenged by a production to come up with sounds that fit the action. To achieve this, I use sound effects, tones/drones even music under the scene to set a tone to complete the experience and make you “FEEL”. I am also a Professor of Sound Design at Pepperdine University. 818-370-8556 WebSite is WavMagicAudio.com
MICHAEL MULLEN (Costume Designer) is happy to be working on this show! He has costumed such shows as Fugue (Ovation and Broadway World nominations), Sweeney Todd (Stage Raw nomination), American Idiot (TicketHolder Award), When Stars Align (Broadway World nomination), Dorian's Descent (Broadway World nomination), Moon Over Buffalo (Broadway World nomination), God's Gypsy (Broadway World nomination), Dreamgirls (Ovation Award, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, N.A.A.C.P. Theatre Award, L.A. Weekly Theatre Award, Broadway World Award). He has received such Stage SceneLA Awards as 2015-2016 Costume Designer Of The Year, 2014-2015 Costume Designer Extraordinaire, 2013-2014 Costume Design Of The Year (Individual Production) for Dorian's Descent, and 2012-2013 Costume Designer Of The Year. He would like to thank everyone involved with this show, his friends and family, and you for coming to see it, mmmkay! :)
JENNIFER PALUMBO (Stage Manager) Jennifer enjoys freelancing around LA, and is happy to return to the Odyssey Theatre with this original production. Selected credits: The Mountaintop (Matrix Theatre), Awake and Sing! (Odyssey Theatre), Blood From A Stone (Electric Lodge), A Steady Rain (Alliance Theatre ATL & Odyssey Theatre), Julia (Pacific Resident Theatre), Mad Forest (Open Fist Theatre), Women On Time (Working Stage Theatre), Broadway Bound, Day Drinkers, Ivanov, Kingdom of Earth , Margo Veil, Tales From Hollywood, What The Butler Saw (Odyssey Theatre), Women Are Crazy Because Men Are A**holes (MACHA Theatre), Finding the Burnett Heart (Missing Piece Theatre), Land of the Tigers (Burglars of Hamm/Sacred Fools Theatre).
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